Student Placement

Blackwell Elementary School will adhere to the following criteria and process for student placement.

Student Placement 2018-2019

One of the most important responsibilities of the school staff is to assign students to classes for the next year. The goal of the student placement policy is to design balanced classes, according to established criteria, which create the optimal learning environment for all Blackwell Elementary School students. Each classroom is a small community that must be representative of the diverse social, academic, and physical needs and abilities of all students.

Student Placement Criteria:

  1. Maintain an equal distribution of students academic strengths.
  2. Maintain an equal distribution of students that have a positive influence on other students.
  3. Maintain a balance of dependent and independent workers.
  4. Maintain an equal balance of boys and girls.
  5. Accommodate special academic and social needs

Student Placement Process Timeline:

Date Action
Mid-March 2018 Reserve a Place forms sent home
March 26 Reserve a Place forms due to office
April – May Parent Input form available on website.
April 20 All Parent Input forms due to office by 4 PM
May – late August

Principal receives initial and updated enrollment projections from the district principal receives initial and updated enrollment projections from the district

Teacher/Staff input gathered for placement

Final placement completed by principal

August 30

August 31

Blackwell Back to Business Day

Individual student placement available to parents

Meet and Greet Day

September 4 Grades 1-5 First Day of School
September 4-6 Kindergarten WaKIDS Family Connection Meetings (during the school day Tuesday - Thursday)
September 7 Kindergarten First Day of School (Friday)